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Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

January 27th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

theawakening

This was a re-read for me and I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description: A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror…

Elena

Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan.

Stefan

Haunted by his tragic past, he struggled to resist her passion.

Damon

Driven by revenge, he hunted the brother who betrayed him.

The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

I was actually a little disappointed re-reading this book.  I remember loving the series when I first read them back in middle school.  So maybe it is just because I’ve grown up that the writing style does not really appeal to me as much.  Elena starts off as a really superficial character although she vows she wants to become a better person for Stefan.  But still it is hard to feel for her right now after watching her break the heart of a perfectly sweet guy by dumping him and then immediately going after Stefan.

Stefan is sort of the equivalent to Edward in the Twilight series.  He feeds mostly off of animals or when he does feed on humans he makes sure he doesn’t feed enough to hurt them.  Damon is the bad boy vampire who wants Elena for himself.  Who will win Elena in the end?  I think teens will probably enjoy this series if they enjoyed Twilight.  Adults might have a harder time getting past the style of writing and the shallowness of Elena’s character.

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  1. Katie

    I agree with your review. I thought the book was pretty good, but I didn’t really care all that much about the characters. I think it’s definitely suited for a younger audience.

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